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Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area


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2022 population: 567,998   ( 4,367 from 2010)
Land area: 1746.0 square miles
Population density: 325.3 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:445,100 78.36% 11.4%
Black:23,4184.12% 61.3%
Indian:6760.12% 22.7%
Asian:11,4962.02% 67.6%
2+ races:8,6031.51% 44.4%
Hispanic:78,70513.86% 141.4%
Total non-White:122,89821.64% 101.3%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:12,340 10.9
Deaths:18,28416.1
Net Migration: 4,3553.8
Net Immigration: 1,9021.7
Change in White population:-57,478 -10.2
Change in Non-White pop.:61,845 11.0



Historical Presidential Election Results for Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 63% Donald Trump* (R) 149,199 52.5% Joe Biden (D) 131,568 46.3% 3,327 [+] 1.2% 284,094 6 0.18%
2016 56% Donald Trump (R) 135,909 53.6% Hillary Clinton (D) 108,245 42.7% 9,406 [+] 3.7% 253,560 8 0.18%
2012 52% Barack Obama* (D) 131,206 55.8% Mitt Romney (R) 99,997 42.5% 3,914 [+] 1.7% 235,117 -5 0.18%
2008 58% Barack Obama (D) 145,997 56.6% John McCain (R) 107,598 41.7% 4,135 [+] 1.6% 257,730 -4 0.20%
2004 57% John Kerry (D) 134,128 52.7% George W. Bush* (R) 117,501 46.1% 3,050 [+] 1.2% 254,679 -5 0.21%
2000 52% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 124,033 54.5% George W. Bush (R) 94,346 41.4% 9,297 [+] 4.1% 227,676 -6 0.22%
1996 47% Bill Clinton* (D) 110,600 52.7% Robert Dole (R) 75,395 35.9% 23,911 [+] 11.4% 209,906 -5 0.22%
1992 52% Bill Clinton (D) 104,835 45.0% George Bush* (R) 87,871 37.7% 40,258 [+] 17.3% 232,964 0 0.22%
1988 48% George Bush (R) 107,749 49.8% Michael Dukakis (D) 106,941 49.4% 1,590 [+] 0.7% 216,280 -4 0.24%
1984 52% Ronald Reagan* (R) 124,531 53.2% Walter Mondale (D) 106,851 45.6% 2,863 1.2% 234,245 -6 0.25%
1980 53% Ronald Reagan (R) 117,983 49.2% Jimmy Carter* (D) 107,999 45.1% 13,712 [+] 5.7% 239,694 -1 0.28%
1976 59% Jimmy Carter (D) 135,968 54.8% Gerald Ford* (R) 109,117 44.0% 3,176 [+] 1.3% 248,261 -4 0.30%
1972 59% Richard Nixon* (R) 146,619 59.3% George McGovern (D) 98,705 39.9% 1,782 [+] 0.7% 247,106 -1 0.32%
1968 70% Hubert Humphrey (D) 147,703 55.5% Richard Nixon (R) 106,639 40.1% 11,553 [+] 4.3% 265,895 -3 0.36%
1964 73% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 198,796 71.1% Barry Goldwater (R) 79,031 28.3% 1,928 0.7% 279,755 -10 0.40%
1960 82% John Kennedy (D) 185,822 59.4% Richard Nixon (R) 126,535 40.4% 618 0.2% 312,975 -9 0.45%
1956 68% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 162,750 56.7% Adlai Stevenson (D) 123,016 42.9% 1,289 0.4% 287,055 -1 0.46%
1952 67% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 156,383 52.7% Adlai Stevenson (D) 139,320 47.0% 898 0.3% 296,601 -2 0.48%
1948 57% Harry Truman* (D) 128,038 50.5% Thomas Dewey (R) 122,289 48.2% 3,160 [+] 1.2% 253,487 3 0.52%
1944 54% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 134,846 52.8% Thomas Dewey (R) 119,826 46.9% 687 0.3% 255,359 1 0.53%
1940 64% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 175,468 55.5% Wendell Willkie (R) 139,889 44.2% 1,049 0.3% 316,406 -1 0.63%
1936 72% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 188,663 57.0% Alf Landon (R) 138,179 41.8% 4,124 [+] 1.2% 330,966 5 0.72%
1932 43% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 104,496 52.4% Herbert Hoover* (R) 91,272 45.8% 3,561 [+] 1.8% 199,329 6 0.50%
1928 56% Al Smith (D) 126,890 51.4% Herbert Hoover (R) 119,703 48.5% 347 [+] 0.1% 246,940 -10 0.67%
1924 36% Calvin Coolidge (R) 87,396 56.6% John Davis (D) 38,525 24.9% 28,597 [+] 18.5% 154,518 3 0.53%
1920 36% Warren Harding (R) 93,220 63.3% James Cox (D) 49,301 33.5% 4,782 [+] 3.2% 147,303 3 0.55%
1916 22% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 44,704 52.5% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 37,170 43.6% 3,321 [+] 3.9% 85,195 6 0.46%
1912 21% Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 39,253 48.9% Woodrow Wilson (D) 27,389 34.1% 13,598 [+] 16.9% 80,240 -12 0.53%
1908 24% William Taft (R) 45,418 55.0% William J. Bryan (D) 34,459 41.8% 2,648 [+] 3.2% 82,525 3 0.55%
1904 26% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 50,040 64.3% Alton Parker (D) 25,161 32.3% 2,617 [+] 3.4% 77,818 8 0.58%
1900 28% William McKinley* (R) 40,803 53.3% William J. Bryan (D) 33,073 43.2% 2,622 [+] 3.4% 76,498 2 0.55%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 131,568 46.3%
Donald Trump* (R) 149,199 52.5%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 2,822 1.0%
Other 505 0.2%
TOTAL 284,094
Turnout: 63% Diff (US): 6


2016 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 108,245 42.7%
Donald Trump (R) 135,909 53.6%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 4,597 1.8%
Jill Stein (Grn) 2,190 0.9%
Evan McMullin (I) 26 0.0%
Other 2,593 1.0%
TOTAL 253,560
Turnout: 56% Diff (US): 8


2012 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 131,206 55.8%
Mitt Romney (R) 99,997 42.5%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 2,156 0.9%
Other 1,758 0.7%
TOTAL 235,117
Turnout: 52% Diff (US): -5


2008 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 145,997 56.6%
John McCain (R) 107,598 41.7%
Ralph Nader (I) 1,961 0.8%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 633 0.2%
Other 1,541 0.6%
TOTAL 257,730
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): -4


2004 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 117,501 46.1%
John Kerry (D) 134,128 52.7%
Other 3,050 1.2%
TOTAL 254,679
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): -5


2000 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 94,346 41.4%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 124,033 54.5%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 5,934 2.6%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 770 0.3%
Other 2,593 1.1%
TOTAL 227,676
Turnout: 52% Diff (US): -6


1996 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 110,600 52.7%
Robert Dole (R) 75,395 35.9%
Ross Perot (Ref) 22,027 10.5%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 443 0.2%
Other 1,441 0.7%
TOTAL 209,906
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): -5


1992 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 104,835 45.0%
George Bush* (R) 87,871 37.7%
Ross Perot (I) 39,199 16.8%
Other 1,059 0.5%
TOTAL 232,964
Turnout: 52% Diff (US): 0


1988 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 107,749 49.8%
Michael Dukakis (D) 106,941 49.4%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 171 0.1%
Other 1,419 0.7%
TOTAL 216,280
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): -4


1984 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 124,531 53.2%
Walter Mondale (D) 106,851 45.6%
Other 2,863 1.2%
TOTAL 234,245
Turnout: 52% Diff (US): -6


1980 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 117,983 49.2%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 107,999 45.1%
John Anderson (I) 9,540 4.0%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 1,446 0.6%
Other 2,726 1.1%
TOTAL 239,694
Turnout: 53% Diff (US): -1


1976 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 135,968 54.8%
Gerald Ford* (R) 109,117 44.0%
Eugene McCarthy (I) 1,811 0.7%
Other 1,365 0.5%
TOTAL 248,261
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): -4


1972 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 146,619 59.3%
George McGovern (D) 98,705 39.9%
John Schmitz (Amer) 1,554 0.6%
Other 228 0.1%
TOTAL 247,106
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): -1


1968 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 106,639 40.1%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 147,703 55.5%
George Wallace (AIP) 10,934 4.1%
Other 619 0.2%
TOTAL 265,895
Turnout: 70% Diff (US): -3


1964 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 198,796 71.1%
Barry Goldwater (R) 79,031 28.3%
Other 1,928 0.7%
TOTAL 279,755
Turnout: 73% Diff (US): -10


1960 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
John Kennedy (D) 185,822 59.4%
Richard Nixon (R) 126,535 40.4%
Other 618 0.2%
TOTAL 312,975
Turnout: 82% Diff (US): -9


1956 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 162,750 56.7%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 123,016 42.9%
Other 1,289 0.4%
TOTAL 287,055
Turnout: 68% Diff (US): -1


1952 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 156,383 52.7%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 139,320 47.0%
Other 898 0.3%
TOTAL 296,601
Turnout: 67% Diff (US): -2


1948 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 128,038 50.5%
Thomas Dewey (R) 122,289 48.2%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 1,778 0.7%
Other 1,382 0.5%
TOTAL 253,487
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): 3


1944 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 134,846 52.8%
Thomas Dewey (R) 119,826 46.9%
Other 687 0.3%
TOTAL 255,359
Turnout: 54% Diff (US): 1


1940 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 175,468 55.5%
Wendell Willkie (R) 139,889 44.2%
Other 1,049 0.3%
TOTAL 316,406
Turnout: 64% Diff (US): -1


1936 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 188,663 57.0%
Alf Landon (R) 138,179 41.8%
William Lemke (Union) 2,530 0.8%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 1,108 0.3%
Other 486 0.1%
TOTAL 330,966
Turnout: 72% Diff (US): 5


1932 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 104,496 52.4%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 91,272 45.8%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 2,892 1.5%
Other 669 0.3%
TOTAL 199,329
Turnout: 43% Diff (US): 6


1928 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 119,703 48.5%
Al Smith (D) 126,890 51.4%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 117 0.0%
Other 230 0.1%
TOTAL 246,940
Turnout: 56% Diff (US): -10


1924 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 87,396 56.6%
John Davis (D) 38,525 24.9%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 27,862 18.0%
Other 735 0.5%
TOTAL 154,518
Turnout: 36% Diff (US): 3


1920 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 93,220 63.3%
James Cox (D) 49,301 33.5%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 2,887 2.0%
Parley Christiansen (FL) 319 0.2%
Aaron Watkins (Proh) 1,501 1.0%
Other 75 0.1%
TOTAL 147,303
Turnout: 36% Diff (US): 3


1916 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 37,170 43.6%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 44,704 52.5%
Allan Benson (Soc) 1,888 2.2%
James Hanly (Proh) 1,413 1.7%
Other 20 0.0%
TOTAL 85,195
Turnout: 22% Diff (US): 6


1912 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 27,389 34.1%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 39,253 48.9%
William Taft* (R) 9,249 11.5%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 3,456 4.3%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 860 1.1%
Other 33 0.0%
TOTAL 80,240
Turnout: 21% Diff (US): -12


1908 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 45,418 55.0%
William J. Bryan (D) 34,459 41.8%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 1,360 1.6%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 1,112 1.3%
Thomas Hisgen (I) 102 0.1%
Other 74 0.1%
TOTAL 82,525
Turnout: 24% Diff (US): 3


1904 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 50,040 64.3%
Alton Parker (D) 25,161 32.3%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 1,258 1.6%
Silas Swallow (Proh) 1,183 1.5%
Other 176 0.2%
TOTAL 77,818
Turnout: 26% Diff (US): 8


1900 President, Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 40,803 53.3%
William J. Bryan (D) 33,073 43.2%
John Woolley (Proh) 1,884 2.5%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 516 0.7%
Other 222 0.3%
TOTAL 76,498
Turnout: 28% Diff (US): 2
* incumbent